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Cooking Steaks in the Winter?


How to Cook the Perfect Steak Indoors

If you’re located in Chicago like us or anywhere cold for that matter – you are most likely experiencing some cold temperatures. The grill is probably covered for the season – or perhaps you are one to run back & forth in the cold between the warmth of your home and the grill.

But there is a solution to the madness! You can cook a perfect steak indoors, without having to dread the cold, without having to uncover your grill every time you’d like to cook up the perfect steak.

Executed correctly, this method will give you consistency when cooking your medium-rare steaks (raise the temperature if you prefer it more well-done of course).

Check out this foolproof recipe – Reverse Searing Steak:

The Reverse Seared Steak
2 Ribeye or New York strip steaks (1 to 1 ½ inches thick)
(Or your steak of choice)
Kosher salt and course black pepper

1. Preheat your oven to 250°F.
2. Place your steaks on a rimmed baking sheet fitted with a rack. Season generously with salt and pepper.
3. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until an instant-read thermometer reads 115°F for medium rare. (Check them around the 40-minute mark first, as oven temperatures and steak thickness will vary.) Let rest 5 minutes.
4. In an EXTREMELY hot cast iron skillet or grill, cook steaks one minute per side, until a dark brown crust forms.
5. Let rest another 10 minutes, slice, and serve.


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